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GRAD Act

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The GRAD Act was approved by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal in June, 2010.

As a result, the Board of Regents has entered into six-year performance agreements with each of the participating institutions. In the agreements, the institution commits to meeting specific performance objectives in exchange for increased tuition authority and eligibility to participate in certain autonomies. Read more

Master Plan

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Authorized by the state Constitution, the Master Plan provides a broad vision for the State’s higher education system and acknowledges its interdependence with the economy and its many contributions towards better lives for Louisiana’s citizenry.

The actions outlined in this Plan are guided by the reality that Louisiana must raise the educational attainment of its adult citizens if it is to compete successfully in the 21st century world economy. Read more

News Wire

Associated Press
Deadlines, meetings set ahead of BP trial

Associated Press
Colleges would get protection

Gannett
Green Army absent from Capitol battle

Baton Rouge
Legislators vent over Jindal’s budget

Baton Rouge
Legacy lawsuit bill breezes through state Senate

Baton Rouge
House advances legal notices legislation

Baton Rouge
EBR school supporters bash legislation

Baton Rouge
Report: River will provide steady supply of sand for centuries

Baton Rouge
Parishes not part of effort to sidetrack wetland suits

Baton Rouge
Innov8Lafayette to kick off week of seminars, competitions

Baton Rouge
St. Martinville land donated for new SLCC Evangeline campus

Baton Rouge
Our Views: Take money for coverage

Baton Rouge
Inside Report: Gun program aims to stop child deaths

Baton Rouge
Guest commentary: Preparing for the tough challenges ahead

Houma/Thibodaux
Fletcher enrollment up 9 percent

Lafayette
Family, friends want answers in drowning death probe

Lafayette
Bill to change school board term gains little traction among board members

Lafayette
New INNOV8 event explores culinary world

Lafayette
Letter to the Editor: Chamber takes a leading role in local economy

Monroe
GSU president gives last spring convocation address

Monroe
ULM named in civil suit related to 2013 rape

Monroe
Our View: Legislature can equalize playing field

New Orleans
Tulane football freshman accused of raping passed-out high school student in dorm room

New Orleans
Sen. Elbert Guillory's bill cuts out principals, lets teachers call the cops: Jarvis DeBerry

New Orleans
Louisiana ranks 49th in number of college graduates, new report shows

New Orleans
Put a gator in your tank? Yes, Louisiana-Lafayette researchers tell NY Times

Ruston
Louisiana Tech prepares for 'Time Out for Tech'

Regional/National
Job market for college grads better but still weak

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Through the development and promotion of the Louisiana Transfer degree, a robust articulation and transfer system is now in place.

Graduation Rates are increasing overall.

Louisiana higher education fall enrollment has increased by 16,167 students since 2008.

Working with BESE, the Board of Regents has helped to ensure that more students are graduating from high school ready for college or career. ACT scores are on the rise.

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